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How to continue to play Fortnite on Android and iOS

Fortnite may not be available via Google or Apple, but you can still play on Android and iOS. Here's how.
Tags: Ios, Google, Android, Gaming, Trends, How-to, Epic Games, Fortnite

Let your Spotify tunes put you to sleep with Android 10’s new Bedtime mode

We all have trouble sleeping from time to time. Help yourself drift off by using Android's new Bedtime mode.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, Sleep, Trends, How-to, Bedtime, Android 10

Google Plans To Eventually Replace Duo With Meet

An anonymous reader shares a report: With classic Hangouts on the way out, Google today has two video calling apps. However, that is one too many for the company, and sources familiar with the matter tell us that Google Duo will eventually be replaced by Meet. This decision is the result of Google placing its consumer communication services -- Duo, Messages, and Android's Phone app -- under the leadership of G Suite head Javier Soltero. After the unified team was made public in May, Soltero anno...
Tags: Google, Tech, Javier Soltero, Soltero, G Suite, Android s Phone

Twitter’s Omid Kordestani Buys the $13.5 Million House Next Door

A secluded estate in the tiny yet ultra-desirable Silicon Valley town of Atherton, Calif. was recently sold for $13.5 million, and records indicate the off-market buyer is the tech billionaire next door: Omid Kordestani, the Iranian-born, recently-departed executive chairman of Twitter and one of Google’s very first employees. Built in 1995 and tucked away at […]
Tags: Google, Tech, Silicon Valley, Moguls, Omid Kordestani, Atherton, Atherton Calif, DeLeon Realty

iPhone SE vs. Pixel 4A: Camera, design, software, performance and battery compared - CNET (cnet)

Apple and Google both released budget versions of their flagship phones, but which one is better? [Author: Lynn La]
Tags: Apple, Google, News, Cnet, Lynn La

How to watch titles on HBO Max in another language or change the language of your app

You can change the language on HBO Max in a number of different ways. If a show is offered in multiple languages, you'll see this option labeled with a play button icon on both its details page and during playback.  You can search for shows in language genres, such as the "Latino" shows and movies tab. If you're looking to change your app language, you can change your device or browser settings. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Playing a show or movie on HBO M...
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The best password managers

You need a password manager — plain and simple. It's no longer possible to memorize the hundreds of unique passwords our daily lives now require. Instead of writing them down in random places or using the same one over and over, a password manager will safely store them in an encrypted manner. Most password managers can also store credit card numbers, ID card information, and personal information that's handy to readily know. Beyond some of these obvious reasons, having a password manager also a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Mac, Trends, Safari, Google Drive Dropbox, Bitwarden, LastPass Best, Enpass

Sequoia Capital has internal crash courses for its founders — here’s how they work

No matter what you think of Sequoia Capital, the firm doesn’t rest on its laurels. Though it’s now managing ungodly amounts of money and has for decades been considered among the top venture firms in the world, it routinely finds new ways to stay relevant and to ensure that it gets a first look at the most promising founders. It was the first firm to employ scouts, for example. Recently, to create more room between itself and its ever-growing number of competitors, the firm has also begun fin...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Tech, Venture Capital, Zappos, Talent, Sequoia Capital, Vmware, Sequoia, Jess Lee, Roelof Botha, Bryan Schreier, Lee, Botha, Tony Xu

Epic Suing Apple & Google After Fortnite Banned from Phones, Compares Situation to “1984”

Fortnite developer Epic Games has lashed out following their rash decision to create a workaround to avoid paying Apple and Google their cut when players purchase V-Bucks (Fortnite’s virtual currency) on the iOS and Android versions of the game, the developer even going so far as to compare the situation to George Orwell’s prophetic book […]
Tags: Apple, Google, Games, Politics, Money, Parody, Smartphones, George Orwell, Courts, Anime, Epic Games, Fortnite, Production Controversy, Casuals

The Reckoning Over Apple and Google's App Stores Has Been a Long Time Coming

Epic Games was prepped for battle when it added a new feature to Fortnite this week that allowed users to buy the game’s virtual currency (V-Bucks) directly from Epic, simultaneously bypassing the payment systems built into the iOS App Store and Google Play store and eliminating Apple and Google’s usual cut. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play Store, Science, Epic, App Stores, Antitrust, Apple App Store, Consumer Tech, Fortnite, Epic Ignited A Long Overdue War, Opnion

Facebook pushes back against Apple’s App Store fees

Facebook joined the growing ranks of companies publicly complaining about the 30% fee that Apple collects on payments made through its App Store. Those complaints came midway through a blog post about the social network’s new feature supporting paid online events. Facebook said that to support struggling businesses, it won’t be collecting any fees on those events, at least for the next year, which means that those businesses keep 100% of payments on the web and on Android. But Facebook said t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Social, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Tech, Epic, App Store, Phil Schiller, Fortnite, Facebook Pay, COVID

Facebook is calling Apple out for refusing to reduce its 30% App Store fee for a new Facebook feature that could help small business owners during the pandemic (FB, AAPL, GOOG, GOOGL)

Facebook said Apple refused to reduce its App Store fee for the social network's new paid feature that could help small business owners during the pandemic. Facebook executive Fidji Simo also told Bloomberg that the social media giant is calling Apple out so that "they can join us and end up waiving their fees." Facebook's comments come a day after Epic Game announced it would be suing both Apple and Google for removing the "Fortnite" app from their stores after the gaming giant learned how to...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Congress, Trends, Bloomberg, Tim Cook, App Store, Trump, Facebook Apple, Simo, Fidji Simo, Instagram Congress

Google Has Stopped Responding To Data Requests from Hong Kong Authorities

Google will stop responding to requests for data from Hong Kong authorities with the search giant instead directing requests for user data to a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty with the United States that is done in conjunction with the Department of Justice. From a report: The move comes after a new national security law imposed by China curbed political expression. Although Hong Kong officials have said that the law would only target a "small minority," human rights groups such as Amnesty Intern...
Tags: Google, Hong Kong, China, Tech, United States, Amnesty International, Department Of Justice, Cnet, Google Facebook, Hong Kong Authorities

You Can Still Download and Play 'Fortnite' on Android

Google and Apple yanked Fortnite off their app stores yesterday after Epic made changes to the in-game payment methods. Epic’s suing both companies in response, but Fortnite’s removal means you can’t download the game from either app store anymore.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Gaming, Video Games, Epic, Lifehacks, Samsung Galaxy, Fortnite, Epic Games Store

CRM Playaz on TikTok: Respect for Customer Data Trumps Huge Engagement Numbers

  The CRM Playaz are not going to buy TikTok. Let me explain why. Last week Microsoft made it known publicly that it was interested in acquiring a stake in TikTok, a wildly popular video sharing platform that has been in the news a lot lately. But the Microsoft news seemed to set off a bunch of reports that other companies were also interested in, including Apple and Twitter. In fact, so many TikTok acquisition stories started cropping up my CRM Playaz co-host Paul Greenberg and I started explo...
Tags: Apple, Google, Instagram, Microsoft, Mac, Interviews, White House, Sales, Wall Street Journal, PAUL, Leary, Paul Greenberg, Tik Tok, Brent Leary, Tiktok, CRM Playaz

How to Find Severe Weather Alerts in the Google News App

You’ll typically know when bad weather is headed your way, whether you’ve looked out the sky to see that ominous gray/green tint of a summer thunderstorm, you have a fancy Dark Sky-like app that alerts you when meteorological disaster is approaching, or you’ve been reading the news—the Google News, that is.Read more...
Tags: Ios, Google, Android, Weather, Lifehacks, Google News, Google News App

iOS: Price Increase/Google Drive (Only for New Users after September 1st)

Hello CC Users, We are making an update to the price of CC on September 1st, 2020. All existing users who have subscribed or subscribe before September 1st will not experience the price increase. Your price will stay at $1/month or $10/year forever. The price increase will raise to: $1.99/month $15/year We are also releasing a new update today to remove the subscription screen for free users on every open ("nagging subscription screen"). September 1st release will include: 1. Google D...
Tags: Google, Books, Calibre Companion

How Epic’s war with Apple and Google could backfire

Fortnite creator makes a calculated, but perilous, gamble.
Tags: Apple, Google, Gaming, News, Opinion, Trends

How to take a screenshot on any LG smartphone and find the image later

You can take a screenshot on LG smartphones by pressing the power and volume down buttons at the same time. Once you take a screenshot on your LG phone, it'll be saved to the phone's photo gallery. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Maybe someone texted you something that you just HAVE to show your BFF immediately, or maybe you've found a tweet that you know will make your sister snicker.  As it turns out, if you're using an LG smartphone, there's a way to prese...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Trends, Lg, Gboard

How to Ask For a Refund for 'Fortnite' V-Bucks

What a day. Epic Games is suing Apple and Google over their alleged monopolistic practices on their various app stores, and both companies have banned Epic’s most popular game, Fortnite, from their respective app stores for trying to skirt around the cut each company takes from in-app purchases.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Gaming, Epic, Lifehacks, Refund, Fortnite, In App Purchases, Fortnite V Bucks

The 10 Best Webcams in 2020

Where would we be without webcams in 2020? Just think about it — we rely on them for everything these days in the age of coronavirus, from work meetings to workouts to streaming games to chatting with family and friends. Now that we’re spending all our time on Zoom and Google Hangouts, we need a […]
Tags: Google, News, Webcam, Zoom

Epic's Battle For 'Open Platforms' Ignores Consoles' Massive Closed Market

Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo demand the same platform control -- and the same 30% fee. From a report: Yesterday, Epic used Fortnite to essentially wage open war against Apple's and Google's mobile app marketplaces. First it added a discounted "Epic Direct Payment" option alongside the standard iOS App Store and Google Play payment options in Fortnite, in direct violation of those stores' policies. Then, when Fortnite was predictably removed from both platforms, Epic filed lawsuits against both ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Tech, Epic, Nintendo, Sony Microsoft, ESRB, Fortnite, Google Play Store Yet Google

Epic Games vs. Apple: Timeline of Events Surrounding Fortnite's Removal From App Store

Apple has faced increasing scrutiny over its App Store practices from both developers and regulators in recent months. One particularly vocal critic has been Fortnite creator Epic Games, which has repeatedly referred to the App Store as a monopoly. In August 2020, Apple removed Fortnite from the App Store after Epic Games introduced a direct payment option in the app for its in-game currency V-Bucks, defying the App Store rules. In what appears to have been an orchestrated move, Epic Games pr...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, California, Washington Post, Epic, Ibm, App Store, Cnbc, Stubhub, Epic Games, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Fortnite, Big Brother Epic Games, FAQ Epic Games

Google Resumes Its Attack on the URL Bar, Hides Full Addresses on Chrome 86

An anonymous reader shares a report: Google has tried on and off for years to hide full URLs in Chrome's address bar, because apparently long web addresses are scary and evil. Despite the public backlash that came after every previous attempt, Google is pressing on with new plans to hide all parts of web addresses except the domain name in Chrome 86, this time accompanied by an admittedly hover animation. The new look builds upon the animation-less hover reveal that's already in testing, but in ...
Tags: Google, Tech

‘Fortnite’ Battles Big Tech: Why Epic Games Is Suing Apple, Google Over Their App Store ‘Monopolies’

Can “Fortnite” maker Epic Games single-handedly bust up the longstanding 30% app “tax” levied by Apple and Google — fees Epic calls “exorbitant” and the result of “unlawful monopoly”? Not everyone believes the odds are in Epic’s favor. In a highly orchestrated campaign Thursday, Epic Games set the bait for the legal — and public […]
Tags: Apple, Google, News, Epic Games, Fortnite

How Nikiya Simpson brought meaning to her work

In 2009, Nikiya Simpson was dealing with burnout. She’d been working in data processing at a tech company for six years but recently found herself wanting “something more meaningful.” “I felt like the long nights and weekends, the overtime and stress, didn’t contribute to making anyone’s life better,” Nikiya says. “Especially my own.” Nikiya decided to leave her job in tech and pivot toward a career in academic research, beginning work at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences College of Pu...
Tags: Google, Developers, Arkansas, Little Rock, Tyson Foods, Little Rock Arkansas, Techmakers, Diversity and Inclusion, Rana Abdelhamid, Walmart Sam s Club, Nikiya Simpson, Nikiya

Weekend reading: Pause and reload

What caught my eye this week. H ey there, thanks for stopping by. I appreciate things are a bit quiet around Monevator the past couple of weeks. We are having a summertime hiatus. My co-blogger The Accumulator is on holiday. Quite the opposite issue here – I couldn’t do anything for the blog beyond comment moderation until Thursday night, as work has piled up with a particular client. Meanwhile erstwhile contributors The Details Man, The Greybeard, and Lars Kroijer all seem to have said their ...
Tags: Google, UK, John Lewis, England, France, Marketing, Bbc, Atlantic, Britain, New York Times, Hsbc, Who, Kevin McCloud, Birmingham, ESG, Tove Jansson

‘Traffic gardens’ bloom in Portland

Traffic playground at Sacramento Elementary School.(Photo: PBOT) In three short months 10 vacant schoolyards and parking lots in Portland have been transformed into miniature neighborhoods. These “traffic gardens” were created to give kids and families a place to pedal and roll together in a time when safe outdoor activities are in high demand. Traffic garden at Cesar Chavez School in north Portland. (Photo: Sam Balto) Traffic gardens aren’t new, but they’ve flourished in Portland recen...
Tags: Google, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Quinn, Gresham, Multnomah County, Schafer, Denver Colorado, Balto, Jonathan Maus, Safe Routes To School, Portland Bureau of Transportation and Metro, Roseway Heights Middle School

Save $70 to Cover Your Home With Google Nest WiFi Coverage

Google Nest WiFi 2-Pack | $200 | Best Buy
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Apple made $360 million from 'Fortnite,' the online game that it's now battling over App Store commissions (AAPL)

Apple has made roughly $360 million in revenue over the last three years from "Fortnite," the online game now fighting Apple over its App Store fees. Epic Games, the maker of "Fortnite," sued Apple on Thursday over its 30% commission on all in-app purchases through the App Store. Earlier this week, Apple removed "Fortnite" from the app store after Epic Games tried to skirt Apple's commission. Fortnite has been installed over 133 million times and seen $1.2 billion in spending worldwide on the ...
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